May 26th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Elly gets an unsettling look at how little the others actually think of her when they ask her to sub for a no-show.

(Strip Number 4620, Original Publication Date, 28 May 1986)

Panel 1: Sue and the others set the town hall arc in motion by telling Elly that now that they've read her poetry, they want her to do a reading for next week's annual dinner meeting.

Panel 2: She smiles broadly when she thought-bubbles about how she's never been asked to perform before.

Panel 3: When she agrees, Sue tells her that she doesn't know how much they look forward to hearing her presentation.

Panel 4: After all, the person they wanted to show up had a previous commitment.

Summary: The unspoken context is that no one in the world ever really wants to hear what Elly has to say. Cue the violins and the endless beefing about how she's just supposed to be chained to her house and never matter or make a difference. Also cue up all the YouTube clips of Lynn talking in public and making an ugly, oblivious fool of herself.